New Year, New You: Making YOUR Best Better (SPIN Club targeted at youth in 5th-8th Grades).

Greetings 4-H Youth and Parents,

January starts a new year, let’s make a new you.  We are excited to offer New Year, New You: Making YOUR Best Better (targeted at youth in 5th-8th Grades).  We will tackle topics that will help you be informed to make the best choices for the best you.  You will receive a fun swag bag in the mail when you sign up that contains items that relate to the weekly topics.  Each week we will have guest speaker(s), activities, and time to talk with other youth when we meet for about an hour.

You are invited to join New Year, New You: Making YOUR Best Better series being held on Sundays February 7 – March 14. These sessions will be held virtually on ZOOM from 7:00 – 8:15 p.m.  The attached flyer provides a brief description and information on how to register. More information will be given to youth once registered.

Weekly session topics:

  • February 7          New Year, New You, and the Awesome Things You Can Do!
  • February 14        Boys, Girls, Crushes and Feelings…Oh My! What’s Appropriate, Safety & Etiquette.
  • February 21        TikTok, Snapchat, Insta are They Just Fun?   Seriously is Human Trafficking a Thing?
  • February 28        Work’n for a Live’n…jobs, image, and beyond.
  • March 7               What’s up with Vaping, Marijuana, and Alcohol?
  • March 14             New Year, Healthy You! Be Your Best Physically, Mentally and Emotionally

Hurry to register! Spots and swag bags are limited.  Participants will receive up to $40 worth of fun, useful swag items.   To register go to  Registration deadline is January 15!!

Parent/guardian note: Are you convinced this is a good activity, but your child isn’t sold?  May we suggest a conversation where you express these are important topics for your child to learn more about and you set a family goal with an incentive for him/her to participate.

Can’t wait to see you in 2021!!


Andrea Cole, Katie Cole, Allison Cooper, Liz Hirzel, Angie Holmes

Extension Educators, 4-H Youth Development

Upcoming Webinars for Farm Bill Decisions

Brooke Beam, PhD

Agriculture and Natural Resources/Community Development Extension Educator

Ohio State University Extension, Highland County


January 6, 2021


Over the next few weeks, there will be several webinars offered that will be beneficial to your farming operations. The first webinars focus on ARC or PLC decision for the 2021 program year. The first program covering the ARC/PLC decision will be offered this coming Wednesday, January 13, 2021, so be sure to tune in either by phone, tablet, or computer. The second set of programs listed below feature a variety of agronomy topics, with the first program being offered for Tuesday, January 12, 2021.

ARC/PLC for the 2021 Program Year

January 13, 1:00 – 3:00pm

February 25, 9:00 -11:00am

Zoom Webinar, Free to attend


Join OSU Extension for a webinar on the ARC/PLC decision for the 2021 program year including updates on current market outlook and decision-tool calculators available to evaluate options. There is no cost to attend these meetings, but registration is required.


Agronomy Programs

Improving Fertilizer Efficiency with the Planter Pass

January 12, 10:00 – 11am

Zoom Webinar, Free to attend


Speakers: Matt Bennett, Precision Planting Technology, and John Fulton, Ohio State University

  • PAg CCA CEUs


Does It Pay to Improve Soil Health on Your Farm?

January 14, 8:00 – 8:30am


Speakers: Nathan Brown, Matt Falb, and Les Seller



Specialty Small Grains

January 14, 9:00 – 10:30am


Speakers: Greg McGlinch, Dennis Pennington, Al Gahler, and Jason Hartschuh



For more information about OSU Extension programming or assistance registering for the above webinars, contact the Highland County Extension Office at 937-393-1918.